Melissa McClelland The Toronto (by way of Burlington) singer/ songwriter, who showed off her fine voice and pop sensibility on 2004's Stranded in Suburbia, has proved herself to be versatile as well on her eclectic current release, Thumbelina's One Night Stand. Friday, 9 p.m. at Reverb.
Luke Doucet McClelland's fiance (and producer), author of last year's outstanding Broken (and Other Rogue States), deftly straddles introspective folk and crunchy guitar rock. Friday, 11 p.m. at Lee's Palace.
Jully Black Toronto R&B stylist has impressive pipes, as she demonstrated earlier this year fronting a powerful rendition of Gene MacLellan's "Put Your Hand in the Hand" at the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame gala. Saturday at 11 p.m. at the Horseshoe Tavern.
The Old Soul/Golden Dogs/Raising the Fawn After all the venue hopping, you might want to close out the festival Saturday by parking yourself in one spot. A good bet would be the Horseshoe, where psych-rock purveyors the Old Soul take the stage at midnight, followed by energetic rock of the Golden Dogs at 1 a.m. and cerebral, sonic textures of Raising the Fawn at 2 a.m.
- Vit Wagner
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